Deek began at Southside in June 2015. Deek is married to Lauren. They have three children—Judson (6), Delaney (5), and Beau (3). Deek provides leadership to the church through preaching, vision, and administration. Deek also provides pastoral care to the church’s membership through visitation, counseling, and discipleship. Deek loves to see God’s people growing on mission together. Deek desires to see the church loving God and people by making disciples that are genuinely characterized by worship, devotion, service, witness, giving, disciple-making, and fellowship. One of Deek’s favorite Bible verses is Luke 12:32, in which Jesus says, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Deek enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and watching sports (especially Georgia Bulldogs football).
Deek has served in a variety of roles at other Southern Baptist churches in Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, and Kentucky. Prior to coming to Southside, Deek served as the pastor of Milton Baptist Church in Milton, KY. Deek has earned degrees from South Georgia College (AA), Liberty University (BS), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (MAR), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM, PhD).